Melissa

Becker

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Year: Senior
City/State: Norfolk, Neb.
High School: Norfolk

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Tied for 27th at 1996 U.S. Women's Amateur

Senior (1996-97)
A four-year letterwinner at Nebraska, Norfolk, Neb., native Melissa Becker competed in 26 rounds as a senior and posted an 81.96 stroke average. She notched a pair of top-20 finishes as a senior, and fired a career-best 74 in the second round to help the Huskers to a tournament title at the Big 12 Fall Preview, Oct. 7-8.

She competed among Nebraska's top-five in each of the Huskers' six fall tournaments, then earned lineup spots in NU's first two spring events before giving way to Husker freshman Elizabeth Bahensky down the stretch.

Becker opened the season by finishing 15th in a weather-shortened Lady Lion Invitational to help NU to the team title, before tying for 22nd (246) at the Chip-N Club Invite. She tied for 63rd at the Lady Tar Heel Invitational, but bounced back to tie for 27th (239) at the Big 12 Fall Preview. She tied for 18th (245) at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational, before tying for 31st (244) to close the fall campaign at the Diet Coke/Roadrunner Invitational.

Becker's strong fall campaign followed on the heels of a tie for 27th at the 1996 U.S. Women's Amateur.

Junior (1995-96)
Becker competed at just one tournament, Nebraska's own Chip-N Club Invitational, during her junior season. She posted a three-round total of 258 (89-85-84) to finish in a tie for 53rd.

Sophomore (1994-95)
Becker saw action in six rounds in her third season with the Huskers. She posted an 81.00 stroke average, including a career-best 236 at the Chip-N Club Invitational. She managed a season-best 77 in NU's home tournament. She earned the first lineup spot of her career at the Lady Kat Invitational, Oct. 7-9, where she tied for 79th (250).

Redshirt Freshman (1993-94)
Becker saw the first action of her collegiate career by posting an 83.40 stroke average over five rounds as a redshirt freshman in 1993-94. She managed a season-best 78 and posted her best tournament score with a 248 to finish 22nd at the Husker Classic.

Freshman (1992-93)
A walk-on to the Nebraska program, Becker redshirted in her first season with the Huskers.

High School/Amateur
A multi-sport standout at Norfolk High School, Becker placed in the top 10 in every tournament she competed in during her prep career with the Panthers. She was a conference and district champion on the course at Norfolk High, and she was also a distance runner on the Panther track and field team.

Personal
The daughter of Pete and Portia Becker, Melissa was born April 27, 1974. She was a pre-nursing major at Nebraska.

Becker’s Career Statistics

Year

Rounds

Strokes

Avg.

Low 18

Low 54

1992-93

Redshirt

1993-94

5

417

83.40

78

248

1994-95

6

486

81.00

77

236

1995-96

3

258

86.00

84

258

1996-97

26

2,131

81.96

74

240

Totals

40

3,292

82.30

74

236

 
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